News for Wednesday, March 3, 2010


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Daly post golf writer's cell number on Twitter -- hilarity ensues

Controversial PGA goler John Daly takes to Twitter on a golf writer he's been fueding with for years.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: UK tops UGA; Auburn wins final game in Coliseum; FSU downs Wake

John Wall has a huge for game Kentucky as the Dogs fall, 80-68.

Curling medal's a broomsweep away

The Winter Olympics have finally concluded with the USA totaling the most medals.

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SCA track & field team in limbo after Baxley's arrest

On the heels of the Monday arrest on a child molestation charge of Sherwood Christian boys and girls track & field coach Shawn Baxley, the team -- which starts its season this month -- will be coached by committee.

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Three DWS hoops players named All-State; Gruhl wins 6th GISA AAA Coach of Year award

Fresh off their GISA Class AAA state championship win last weekend, the Deerfield boys basketball team picks up a few more honors.

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Seminole's Washington, R-C senior Alexander headed to Columbus St.

Seminole's Carrie Washington verbals to Columbus State, while Randolph-Clay's Asha Alexander says she's been offered and will commit to the Lady Cougars soon.

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GIRLS STATE ROUNDUP: Mitchell County Lady Eagles still soaring; Lee, Seminole both fall

Six Southwest Georgia girls teams started the day still alive in the GHSA state tournament -- but only Mitchell County is still standing after upsetting Appling County, 45-40, on the road Wednesday.

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LaGrange boys, girls bounce Monroe

The seasons come to an end for the Monroe boys and girls hoops teams Wednesday as both fall to LaGrange in the Class AAA playoffs.

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Shock and awe: State No. 2 Lady Red Devils dropped

Savannah Christian finds a way to neutralize Randolph-Clay's dangerous superstar Destiny Mitchell as the Lady Red Devils' season they hoped would end with a title, instead ends in heartbreak.

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Growing pains

Despite a furious, late rally by Westover's girls, the young Lady Patriots can't overcome Northside, Columbus in a 55-51 loss Wednesday in the second round of the GHSA Class AAA state tournament.

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City unveils new safety strategy

Target areas have long been used to focus police forces to high-crime areas, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Treasure Hunters show nets interesting finds

Two antique guitars, World War II swords and daggers and two old toy cars are among the valuable items uncovered.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

State unemployment hits record

ALBANY -- The numbers appear bleak for the state's work force.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

Animal advocate criticizes ordinance

Some animal advocates have been critical of the commission's decision to remove an exemption for cats in the animal ordinance.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Lee flood elevation study in jeopardy

The Leesburg City Council voted Tuesday to reject a county-proposed funding plan for an engineering study.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Albany prepares for Mardi Gras

The newest event, Sounds of Praise in the Park, is expected to attract 500-600 people.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Man gets 40 years after plea

Guilty plea garners 40 years for molestation.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

City official: Is downtown worth saving?

More than 20 downtown stakeholders met with city and state officials to discuss the future of downtown.- J.D. Sumner, government writer